In a heavily-contested race that saw the top three runners clock the fastest times in the country, Randy Neish held his own.
The Glastonbury senior placed fifth overall at the Dogwood Track Classic in Virginia on Saturday with an outstanding time of 1 minute, 51.42 seconds, a personal best by more than two seconds! Neish finished behind a classic finish at the end where the host state's Brandon McGorty (Chantilly High) edged fellow rivals Drew Hunter (Loundon Valley High) and Alexander Lomong (Fork Union) at the line with a nation-leading 1:48.58 effort. Hunter, the indoor national record-holder for the mile, was second at 1:48.64, and Lomong was third at 1:48.67. Massachusetts' Andrew Ernst of Marblehead was fourth overall in 1:50.95.